'Get to the Polls' Helps Voters Find Election Data

Get to the Polls helps voters obtain all pertinent information associated with voting before the Nov. 4 midterm elections. Get to the Polls is a collaborative project between technology and charitable leaders (e.g., The Internet Association, the Pew Charitable Trust, Google, Amazon Web Services, AOL, Bing, Facebook, Foursquare, Lyft, Meetup, Reddit, SurveyMonkey, Tumblr, Twitter and WordPress) and is powered by the Google Civic Information API. Get to the Polls allows voters to find their official polling place, hours of operation and full ballot summary based on their residential address.

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"We joined forces with The Internet Association and technology powerhouses from across the Web to make official election information available where people look for it most — online and on mobile devices," Zach Markovits, manager of Pew's Voting Information Project, said in a press release. "Thanks to our technology partners and election officials from across the country, voters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia will have this information at their fingertips, freely and easily available." 

Pew's Voting Information Project was created by Pew, Google and election officials across the nation. The aim of the project is to give voters access to customized information needed to effectively cast a vote prior to or on Election Day. Get to the Polls constitutes one of the many projects the Voting Information Project has developed to increase civic participation. 

“The Internet has transformed the way that people interact with each other, with businesses, and with their elected officials," said Michael Beckerman, president and CEO of The Internet Association. "Our partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Voting Information Project provides voters with the resources they need to have their voices heard.” 

Visit Get to the Polls today to start your customized search and see the Google Civic Information API in action.  

Eric Carter Eric the founder of Dartsand and Corporate Counsel for a specialty technology distributor. He is a frequent contributor to technology media outlets and also serves as primary legal counsel for multiple startups in the Real Estate, Virtual Assistant, and Software Development Industries. Follow me on Google+

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